Zoology

The program vigorously promotes integrative research in biology and actively participates in several interdisciplinary programs, including the graduate programs in genetics, neuroscience, applied mathematics, and resource management.

Zoology offers a wide variety of research programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in the following areas: cell and developmental biology, community and population ecology, comparative physiology and biochemistry, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology.

 

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Faculty Members in Zoology

Name Research Interests
Abraham, Ninan Mammals, pathogens, genetic analysis, proper cell funtion, development, maintenance and proper functioning of T- and B-cells
Altshuler, Doug Zoology; flight control; visual guidance; visual neuroscience; neuroethology; avian biomechanics; aerodynamics; wing morphing; motor control
Angert, Amy Plant biology; Zoology; Biodiversity and Biocomplexity; biogeography; biological responses to climate change; Conservation Biology; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; evolutionary ecology; population biology
Auger-Methe, Marie Fisheries sciences; Statistics; Zoology; Animal movement; Polar ecology; Statistical Ecology
Auld, Vanessa Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Cell; Cell Biology; Development; Developmental Genetics; epithelia; Genetics; glia; in vivo imaging; Molecular Genetics; nervous system; Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis; permeability barriers
Aviles, Leticia Community ecology (except invasive species ecology); Animal behaviour
Benson-Amram, Sarah
Brauner, Colin Gas exchange, ion regulation and acid-base balance in fish, Evolution and comparative physiology
Christensen, Villy Fisheries management; Global change biology; Ecosystem function
Doebeli, Michael Walter Mathematical ecology and evolution, evolution of diversity, adaptive speciation, evolution of cooperation, game theory, experimental evolution in microorganisms
Gaynor, Kaitlyn behavioral responses of animals to human presence; effects of anthropogenic disturbance on predator-prey and other species interactions; socio-ecological dynamics of conservation and coexistence
Germain, Rachel Ecology; evolution
Gordon, Michael Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Chemosensation; Drosophila; Feeding; Gustation; Neural circuits; Neuronal Systems; neuroscience; Sensory systems; Taste
Harley, Christopher Fisheries sciences; Zoology; climate change; community ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; marine algae; marine invertebrates
Irwin, Darren Zoology; evolutionary genetics; genomic differentiation; hybridization; ornithology; seasonal migration; speciation
Jankowski, Jill Ecology
Kremen, Claire Natural environment sciences; Zoology; agroecological farming systems; Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation; sustainable landscapes
Leander, Brian Plant biology; Zoology; Comparative organismal biology; Evolutionary morphology; Evolutionary protistology; Marine biodiversity; Marine invertebrate zoology; Phylogenetic biology; Species discovery
Leitch, Duncan understanding sensory system adaptations in diverse organisms; contributions of nervous system properties to natural behaviours
Li, Yue-Xian Calcium signalling in neuroendocrine cells Fertilization calcium waves in oocytes
Maddison, Wayne Arachnology, Biodiversity, Spiders, Phylogenetic Theory and Programming
Mank, Judith evolution; How selection acts on males and females within a species; How the genome responds to contradictory selection to encode sexually dimorphic traits; Sex chromosomes; Gene regulation; Sexual conflict
Marshall, Katie Animal physiology, environmental stress; Environmental Change; Marine biodiversity; Population Ecology; invertebrates and temperature adaptation
Matsuuchi, Linda Cell signaling of specific membrane receptors, combining aspects of Cell Biology, Immunology , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Matthews, Benjamin Genomics; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Zoology; Aedes aeygpti mosquitoes; Arboviral pathogens; Chikungunya; Comparative Physiology; Dengue fever; Genome of mosquitoes; Yellow fever; Zika
Matthews, Philip respiratory adaptations of animals, primarily insects
Mizumoto, Kota Cell and Developmental Biology
O'Connor, Mary climate change, ocean, seafood, seagrass, eelgrass, invertebrate, ecology, environment,
Otto, Sarah evolution, mathematical modeling, population genetics, genomic evolution, evolution of sex, yeast experimental evolution, Population genetics and evolutionary biology, yeast
Pante, Nelly Molecular trafficking pathways within the cell
Parfrey, Laura Microbial ecology, microbial diversity, microbiome, protists
Pauly, Daniel World fisheries; Marine life; Global catch; Management of fisheries; Fish growth and ecophysiology
Ramer, Matthew Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons
Richards, Jeffrey Adaptive significance of the mechanisms coordinating cellular responses to stress
Schluter, Dolph Evolution, Origin of species, Evolutionary genetics, Adaptive radiation
Schulte, Patricia Molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genomics, population genetics, and evolutionary biology to address the question, what are the physiological adaptations that allow animals to live in particular environments?
Snutch, Terrance Preston Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system
Soma, Kiran Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Psychology and cognitive sciences; Zoology; Behavior; Biological Behavior; Endocrinology; Neuroendocrine Diseases; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Neuronal Systems; neuroscience; stress
Srivastava, Diane biodiversity, tropics, Costa Rica, insects, mites, food webs, habitat loss, Community ecology, conservation, how species loss from food webs can affect the way ecosystems function
Sugioka, Kenji Basic medicine and life sciences; Cell division; Animal morphogenesis; Cytoskeletal dynamics
Taylor, Eric Genomics; Evolutionary Genetics; biodiversity; speciation; fishes; conservation; biogeography
Tetzlaff, Wolfram Neural development and regeneration
Trites, Andrew marine mammals, seals, sea lions, whales, dolphins, fisheries competition, population biology, ecology, Marine mamals research centre, biology of marine mammals, population dynamics, bioenergetics, fisheries
Tseng, Michelle Population ecology; Community ecology (except invasive species ecology); Evolutionary impacts of climate change; Biological adaptation; Ecological impacts of climate change; Insect & plankton ecology; Community and evolutionary ecology; Community responses to warming
Vincent, Amanda Ecological applications, n.e.c.; Marine ecology (including marine ichthyology); Biodiversity; Natural environment sustainability studies; Natural resource management; Wildlife and habitat management; marine conservation; threatened marine species, especially seahorses and their relatives; bottom trawling and other nonselective fisheries; wildlife trade; marine protected areas; Small-scale fisheries; community-based conservation; citizen/community science; multilateral environmental agreements; .
Whitlock, Michael Evolutionary Genetics; Population Genetics
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Zoology

Adam Ford

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD)
 
 

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